Colby-Sawyer's social sciences and education professors are trained experts, educators and practitioners who have spent years studying, researching and working with groups and individuals. They have published and presented on a variety of significant cultural topics and issues including developmental disabilities, criminology, gender and sexuality, addiction, abuse, poverty and economic inequality — and they invite you join in their research while encouraging you to make your own discoveries in subject areas that matter to you. Small classes help faculty get to know you as they advise you in academics as well as career planning and graduate school options.

  • R. Todd Coy

    Professor, School of Business & Social Sciences
    603.526.3636 | rcoy@colby-sawyer.edu

    Professor Coy joined the faculty in 2005. He earned his Ph.D. from Tufts University and his B.A. from the University of Houston. His teaching areas include biological psychology, drugs and behavior, human sexuality, research methods and statistics. His general research interests include the biological basis of behavior and psychopharmacology including nicotine and caffeine.read more…

  • Kathleen P. Farrell

    Professor, School of Business & Social Sciences
    603.526.3660 | kfarrell@colby-sawyer.edu

    Joined the faculty in 2009. Honors B.A. in sociology from Trinity College; C.T. and Ph.D. in sociology from Syracuse University. Professor Farrell's primary research and teaching interests include gender and sexualities, with an emphasis on inequality studies. In her courses, Professor Farrell focuses on the interdisciplinary and practical implications of sociology.read more…

  • James Jukosky

    Professor, School of Arts & Sciences
    Biology Program Coordinator
    603.526.3379 | james.jukosky@colby-sawyer.edu

    Joined faculty in 2010. B.S. in Zoology from University of New Hampshire and a Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular, and Systems Physiology from Dartmouth College. Professor Jukosky's has way too many research interests, they include: the effects of pollutants on reproduction in wildlife, how chronic exposure to arsenic in drinking water impairs the immune system, the effects of cigarette smoke exposure on antimicrobials peptides produces in the upper airways, and Canada Warbler genetics.read more…

  • Kate Turcotte

    MSW Program Director,
    Professor, School of Business & Social Sciences
    603.526.3750 | kate.turcotte@colby-sawyer.edu

    Professor Turcotte joined the Social Sciences and Education department in 2013. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of New Hampshire and teaches Introductory Sociology, Social Problems, Social Theory, Sociology Through Film and Race and Ethnic Relations. Professor Turcotte's areas of interest include poverty, issues associated with economic and social inequality, as well as individual and community well-being.read more…

  • Peter A. White

    Professor, School of Arts & Sciences
    603.526.3681 | pwhite@colby-sawyer.edu

    Joined the faculty in 2001. Received B.S. from University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, Ph.D. from Indiana State University. Teaching interests include physiology, cell biology, and molecular biology. Professor White's research explored the cellular and molecular events which characterize acute renal (kidney) failure. Specifically, the alterations to the cell membrane and the underlying actin cytoskeleton of renal proximal tubular cells in response to ATP-depletion.read more…